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Pi Day Activities
Madison Area Technical College celebrated Pi Day
on Friday March 14 (3.14) 2003 with a variety of events.
Our opening ceremony was introduced by MATC Provost for Learning, Rose Ann Findlen.
The primary event was a math
competition consisting of two rounds. The competition featured teams
from six different two-year colleges in Wisconsin. Some of the teams are
The "Prime" mover behind Pi Day is the faculty advisor of the MATC Math
"Sri" Sriskandarajah. To Sri's right, is the Associate Dean of Arts
and Sciences Division, Marian Timmerman .
Lunch break for all participants.
Professor Ranjan Roy of Beloit College gave an informative presentation:
"The Calculation of Pi".
As usual, someone gets a free graphing calculator (Courtesy of
The most "full filling" Pi Day activity. An actual pie-eating
contest, the "Pie-athlon".The winner was determined by the number of pies
eaten in 3 min and 14 seconds! Men's Division winners were Adam Bemis sponsored
by facilities (Doug Gerbitz) and John Pett sponsored by ETLA (Herb Nelson
and John Miller). The Women's Division winner was Jamie Schuardt sponsored
by the "Calculus Group" (Gaila Olsen).
The Math Competition Awards Ceremony
Eight teams from MATC (Truax Campus) and five teams from the University of Wisconsin Two Year College System participated and the results are as follows:
|First Place||UWC-Marathon 258 points
|Second Place||UWC-Washington (Team 2) 252 points
|Third Place||MATC (Team 3, coached by Gaila Olsen) 225 points
|Fourth Place||MATC (Team 1, coached by Al Lehnen)
|First Place||Davy Krill of UWC-Washington : 77 points|
|Second Place||Samuel McGowan of MATC (Al Lehnen's Team 1) : 75 points|
|Third Place||Patrick Mullikin of MATC (Gaila Olsen's Team 3) : 74 points|
|Fourth Place||Justin Lemke of UWC-Marathon : 71 points|
Poster Competition Winner (Gaila Olsen's Team)
MATC's Vice President of Strategic Innovations, Edward G. Clarke presents the winners with their trophies.
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